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la

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interjection \ˈlȯ, ˈlä\

Definition of la

chiefly dialect

  1. —used for emphasis or expressing surprise



Origin of la

Middle English (northern dialect), from Old English


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with la


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la

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noun \ˈlä\

Simple Definition of la

  • music : the sixth note of a musical scale

Full Definition of la

  1. :  the sixth tone of the diatonic scale in solmization

Examples of la

  1. do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti



Origin of la

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from the syllable sung to this note in a medieval hymn to St. John the Baptist


First Known Use: 14th century


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La

abbreviation

Definition of La

  1. Louisiana




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La

symbol

Definition of La

  1. lanthanum



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LA

abbreviation

Definition of LA

  1. 1 law agent

  2. 2 legislative assistant

  3. 3 Los Angeles

  4. 4 Louisiana





LA Defined for Kids

la

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noun \ˈlä\

Definition of la

  1. :  the sixth note of the musical scale




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